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Once Upon a Mattress   

 
Phoenix Theatre , (5/11/1959 - Closing date unknown)
Alvin Theatre , (11/25/1959 - 2/22/1960)
Winter Garden Theatre , (2/24/1960 - 4/23/1960)
Cort Theatre , (4/25/1960 - 5/07/1960)
St. James Theatre , (5/09/1960 - 7/02/1960)
First Preview: Total Previews:0
Opening Date:May 11, 1959   
Closing Date:Jul 02, 1960 Total Performances:244

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and about the castle, Spring 1428.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by T. Edward Hambleton, Norris Houghton and William and Jean Eckart
Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller; Music by Mary Rodgers; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Musical Director: Hal Hastings; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay, Arthur Beck and Carroll Huxley; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams
Directed by George Abbott; Musical Staging by Joe Layton
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Nathan Parnes
Stage Manager: John Allen and George Quick
Publicity Director: Ben Kornzweig and Karl Bernstein; Press Associate: Robert E. Feinberg; Casting: Judith Abbott; Dance Captain: Gloria Stevens
Cast
Carol Burnett Princess Winnifred
Princess of Farfelot
Joe Bova Prince Dauntless
son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain
Allen Case Sir Harry
Knight of the Herald
Jack Gilford The King Sextimus
Anne Jones Lady Larken
a Lady in waiting
Matt Mattox Jester
Harry Snow Minstrel
a travelling player
Robert Weil Wizard
Jane White The Queen Aggravain
Dorothy Aull Lady Rowena
Dorothy D'Honau Lady Dorothy
Christopher Edwards Sir Christopher
Luce Ennis Lady Lucille
Dorothy Frank Lady Dora
Chris Karner Princess
Prologue
Lady Mabelle
Patsi King Lady Merrill
Jim Maher Prince
Prologue
Tom Mixon Sir Luce
David Neuman Sir Harold
Jerry Newby Sir Studley
Howard Parker Lord Howard
Julian Patrick Lord Patrick
Ginny Perlowin The Nightingale of Samarkand
a royal pet
Dan Resin Sir Daniel
Mary Stanton Princess Number Twelve
Gloria Stevens Queen
Prologue
Lady Beatrice
Jim Stevenson Sir Steven
Standby: Will Lee (The King Sextimus)
Understudies: Dorothy Aull (Princess Winnifred), Patsi King (Queen), Tom Mixon (Prince Dauntless), Jerry Newby (Jester, Wizard), Mary Stanton (Lady Larken) and Jim Stevenson (Minstrel)
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Music by Mary Rodgers; Produced by T. Edward Hambleton, Norris Houghton and William and Jean Eckart
 1960 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Carol Burnett
Theatre World
nominee 1960 Award [recipient]
Carol Burnett
music by Mary Rodgers; lyrics by Marshall Barer
ACT 1Sung By
Many Moons Ago Minstrel (a travelling player) and Players
An Opening for a Princess Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting), Knights and Ladies
In a Little While Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting) and Sir Harry (Knight of the Herald)
In a Little While (Reprise)Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting) and Sir Harry (Knight of the Herald)
Shy Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Sir Studley, Knights and Ladies
The Minstrel, The Jester and I The King Sextimus, Minstrel (a travelling player) and Jester
Sensitivity The Queen Aggravain and Wizard
Swamps of Home Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain) and Ladies
Normandy Minstrel (a travelling player), Jester, The King Sextimus and Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting)
Spanish Panic Jester, Lady Dora, Lady Beatrice, The Queen Aggravain, Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Knights and Ladies
Song of Love Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Knights and Ladies
ACT 2Sung By
Quiet Jester, Knights and Ladies
Happily Ever After Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot)
Man to Man Talk The King Sextimus and Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain)
Very Soft Shoes Jester, Knights and Ladies
Yesterday I Loved You Sir Harry (Knight of the Herald) and Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting)
Lullaby The Nightingale of Samarkand (a royal pet)
Finale Entire Court